Capital City High School administrators announced

1 year 8 months 2 weeks ago Tuesday, November 20 2018 Nov 20, 2018 Tuesday, November 20, 2018 4:02:00 PM CST November 20, 2018 in News
By: Mauricio Venegas, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

JEFFERSON CITY - On Tuesday afternoon Jefferson City Public Schools announced new administrative staffing appointments for Capital City High School through a press release.

The staffing appointments will not be effective until July 1, 2019.

The administrative staffing appointments announced in the release are the following: 

Ben Meldrum: Principal
Meldrum has 18 years of experience in education, all with JCPS according to the press release. His experience includes being a Cooperative Career Education teacher at Nichols Career Center and becoming the principal at Simonsen Ninth Grade Center. Meldrum will become the very first principal of Capital City High School in the fall of 2019.
Mike Shipp: Assistant Principal
According to the press release Shipp has 26 years of experience in education. Most recently, 11 of those years have been with JCPS and include the roles of science teacher at TJMS, head and assistant Baseball coach at JCHS, and Assistant Principal at Simonsen Ninth Grade Center for the past five years.
Jeff Jennewein: Assistant Principal
Jennewein  has 17 years of experience in education. According to the press release he has spent the last four years with JCPS as an Assistant Principal at Simonsen 9th Grade Center. 
Emily Vallandingham: Associate Principal
Vallandingham has 12 years of experience in education, 10 of them with JCPS. According to the release Since coming to JCPS, she has served as an English teacher, Department Chair, MU Fellows mentor, technology applications teacher, instructional coach, and as an Administrative Intern.  
Tim Ritter: Counselor Director
Ritter has 10 years of experience in education and according to the press release he spent one year in Columbia as an assistant basketball coach at Rock Bridge High School before working nine years at Simonsen 9th Grade Center as a school counselor. 
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